Unless otherwise stated, these publications are formatted in trade paperback perfect bound. Novels start at 65,000 words. Novellas can range from 35,000 to 60,000 words. Story collection lengths should be at least 35,000 words while poetry collection lengths need to be at least 40 pages.
Although we will consider reprints, original stories will receive the highest priority.
The Flavors We Crave
As stated previously we do publish all kinds of different books and novels but we’re focusing on horror, fantasy, science fiction, and steampunk. These are the things we think are not only the most popular genres of books, but the most fun to write, edit, and read. To help you understand what we mean by these terms and better help you understand what we’re looking for we have some tips below on what we think these genres are.
Payment for novels is 20% of actual print sales and, if also released as an e-book, 50% of actual e-book sales; contributors may also purchase unlimited quantities of their work at 30% off the cover price.
Payment for novellas and collections is $15.00 plus 10% of actual print sales and, if also released as an e-book, 50% of actual e-book sales; contributors may also purchase unlimited quantities of their work at 30% off the cover price.
All payments are sent biannually in January and July.
How to Submit
Send your submissions to [email protected].
Please do not submit your novel directly. First, send a query letter with a synopsis of approximately 700-1000 words telling us what the story is about. Based on the information in the query letter, we will then decide whether to ask for the manuscript. If we want to see it, we will tell you how to submit it.
Please do not submit your novella directly. Send a query letter of approximately 500 words telling us what the story is about. Also send an rtf document containing the first four pages of your novella. Based on the query letter and those first four pages, we will then decide whether to ask for the manuscript. If we want to see it, we will issue you further instructions.
Again, please do not submit your collection – stories or poetry – directly. Send a query letter of approximately 500 words that describe the general aspects of the collection. Also send an rtf document that includes the first two pages of three different stories, or four sample poems, as appropriate. If we decide we want to see the full manuscript, we will ask for it.
If you have any further questions, feel free to send them to [email protected].